Legisletter – April 2, 2015

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At 5 p.m. yesterday the Legislature reached another significant deadline – the cutoff for bill to advance out of opposite chamber policy committees. In most circumstances, policy bills that failed to make it out of committee are considered dead for this session. The opposite chamber fiscal committee cutoff date is April 7.

 

To help give you a high-level view of what bills are still alive that we have been tracking, we have put together the following list for you. Please note this does not represent the complete list of bills on our tracking list, but it does contain the most important bills.

 

Bills such as HB 1355 (minimum wage), HB 1356 (paid sick leave), HB 1646 (equal pay), and SB 5513 (workers’ comp structured settlement agreements) did not move out of committee and have been dropped from our list below.

 

Opposite House Policy Committee Cutoff Bill List

Bill

Title

Status

Sponsor

Position

Ag Lands

HB 2046

Streams, definition in SMA

S Rules

Dent

Support

ESSB 5347

Flood plains/ag land, etc.

H General Government

Hobbs

Support

Agriculture

SHB 1755

Livestock movement reporting

H Rules R

Pettigrew

Monitor

HB 1627

Unlawful land entry/hunting

S Rules

Schmick

Support

SHB 2128

Dept of Agriculture fees

H Rules

Hudgins

Monitor

SB 5015

Dairy inspection program

H General Government

Honeyford

Support

SB 5017

Honey bee products, services

S Rules

Honeyford

Support

SB 5555

Irrigation district authority

H Rules

Warnick

Support

SB 5556

Irrigation district admin.

H Rules

Warnick

Support

Budgets, Taxes & Tax Incentives

SHB 1105

Operating supplemental budget 2015

Signed into law

Hunter

Neutral

SHB 1106

Operating budget 2015-2017

H Appropriations

Hunter

Monitor

HB 1115

Capital budget 2015-2017

H 2nd Reading

Dunshee

Monitor

HB 2224

Capital gains tax

H Finance

Carlyle

Oppose

SSB 5077

Operating budget 2015-2017

S 2nd Reading

Hill

Monitor

SB 5097

Capital budget 2015-2017

S Ways & Means

Honeyford

Monitor

SB 5698

Food Processing Tax Incentives

S Rules

Hewitt

Support

Climate

SHB 1314

Carbon pollution market program

H Appropriations

Fitzgibbon

Oppose

ESSB 5735

Carbon reduction investments

H Technology

Ericksen

Support

Drones

ESHB 1639

Government surveillance technology (drones)

S Rules

Taylor

Support

SB 5499

Nefarious drone enterprise

H General Government

Roach

Support

Energy

ESHB 1449

Oil transportation safety

S Energy

Farrell

Monitor

E2SSB 5057

Hazardous material transport

H Environment

Ericksen

Monitor

SB 5094

Hydroelectric generation

H Technology

Brown

Support

SSB 5113

Small modular reactors

H Technology

Brown

Support

Labor

SHB 1127

Ag labor skills and safety

S Ways & Means

Chandler

Monitor

HB 1560

Cesar Chavez day

S 2nd Reading

Hudgins

Oppose

SSB 5418

Cat. injured workers

H Labor

Keiser

Support

SSB 5451

Vocational rehabilitation

H Appropriations

Braun

Support

SB 5468

Stay-at-work & self-insured

H Rules

King

Support

ESB 5510

Workers’ comp benefits

H Rules R

Braun

Support

Transportation Financing

HB 1299

Trans budget 2015-2017

H Transportation

Clibborn

Monitor

ESSB 5987

Transportation revenue

H Transportation

King

Monitor

ESSB 5988

Additive trans funding

H Transportation

King

Monitor

SSB 5989

Transportation funding bonds

S 2nd Reading

King

Monitor

SB 6073

Trans funding, approps T.O.

S Transportation

King

Monitor

Transportation Policy and Reforms

HB 1585

Surplus trans. property

S Transportation

Young

Support

E2SHB 1850

DOT, local reviews & permits

S Energy

Hayes

Support

SHB 1851

Bridges, expedited process

S Transportation

Hayes

Support

SHB 2017

Farmer & rancher lic plates

S Transportation

Klippert

Support

ESB 5111

Econ devel & transp projects

H Technology

Brown

Support

SSB 5820

DOT surplus property

H Transportation

King

Monitor

ESSB 5990

Trans projects/sales, use tax

H Appropriations

King

Support

ESSB 5991

DOT/env leg stew acct funds

H Capital Budget

King

Support

ESSB 5992

Ferry vessel construction

H Transportation

King

Support

ESB 5993

Public works contracts, projects

H Rules

King

Concerns

ESSB 5994

State trans corridor projcts

H Environment

King

Monitor

ESB 5995

Mobility/trans system goal

H Transportation

King

Support

ESSB 5996

DOT transportation projects

H Transportation

King

Support

ESSB 5997

Trans project delivery

H Transportation

King

Support

Water

EHB 1187

Water banking best practices

S Rules

Chandler

Monitor

SHB 1793

Alternative water procuring

S Rules

Lytton

Monitor

E2SHB 1836

State drought preparedness

S Rules

Stanford

Support

ESB 5014

Water banking best practices

H Rules

Honeyford

Concerns

SB 5491

Reservations of water

H Rules

Parlette

Support

SB 5628

Infrastructure/water, etc.

S Ways & Means

Honeyford

Concerns

SSB 5965

Base and min. instream flows

H General Government

Warnick

Support

Water Quality

E2SHB 1472

Chemical action plans

S Ways & Means

Fitzgibbon

Concerns

Wolf Management

SHB 2107

Wolf conservation and management

S Ways & Means

Kretz

Support

SSB 5960

Wolf conservation and management

H Ag & Nat Resources

Dansel

Support

Wildfire Management

ESHB 2093

Wildland fire suppression

S Ways & Means

Kretz

Support